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name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
interests:mod, modern, futuristic + space-age design, technology, music, books, blogs + adventures
resides:sixties vintage prefab in silicon valley between yahoo + google since summer 2005, but we lived in a tiny apartment in oakland,ca before that
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7.31.2006


have you seen these cloissoned lg washing machines? via print & pattern

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.7.06 © 5 comments









modquest sells cool architecture + home improvement books

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.7.06 © 3 comments




fresh summery infant car seat covers make your baby more comfortable, change + wash easily, + look cheerier than the dark colors the seats usually come in.

i made mod*tot's seat covers. her infant seat went on a stroller base too for shopping+ walks, + we'd carry her in it to wellbaby visits. so it got a lot of use + i felt better with customized seat covers. i didn't know there were premade ones like this with a sunshade.

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.7.06 © 0 comments



oliebolen has this darling modern kids tea set i'll have to get us!

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.7.06 © 1 comments


7.29.2006

modernnursery has weplight bruna pendant lamps ($26) + plastic dinnerware ($14.50/set, rubbery inside, dishwasher + microwave safe).


by ~mod*mom~ at 29.7.06 © 1 comments


7.27.2006

i apologize for not posting since saturday, i have a lot on my mind with radiation treatments about to start. monday i went to the hospital for "radiation simulation" + target tattooing, but my arm is too stiff + painful to get up over my head where they need it to fit me in a cat scan machine + we had that heatwave + i already have hot flashes + nightsweats from the chemo. i'll be posting later today after my heartscan at the hospital. they take out some blood, add a radiactive dye marker, re-inject it + then a "gamma camera" takes a 20-minute movie of the blood ejecting from my heart during each heart beat. that data gives them an "ejection fraction" rate, which is how much blood is pumped out per heart beat. a new monoclonal antibody chemo drug that is specifically targeted at her2neu breast cancer damaged my heart about 20%, so it ejects about 10% less blood per beat. that blood stays in my heart + my heart swells up (enlarged heart) + the blood backs up into the lungs, so i get "out of breath" + chest tightness + pressure. the moral is...... check yourself regularly to catch cancer or any health problem early, so you don't end up dealing with stuff like this.

i also designed a funny sun hat + went to the beach in san francisco + some parks with my daughter + husband this week, so we had some fun too.

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.7.06 © 6 comments


7.25.2006



giddy giddy
:: felt flower + fruit hairclips

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.7.06 © 1 comments


7.21.2006


aloha airlines

60th anniversary is july 26

via hape/hale


by ~mod*mom~ at 21.7.06 © 0 comments


7.20.2006






sparrow electric car
goes 70 mph + charges up in 6 hours. i saw one on the freeway today on my fabric shopping trip to san francisco.

by ~mod*mom~ at 20.7.06 © 5 comments






paper plate sculptures (last 6 pictures are really paper plates). the first picture is an icosahedron (i'll add more links later, mod*tot is moving me aside to get on pbskids.org) 1st 2 pics via make. please check my archives on sidebar for more cool stuff.

by ~mod*mom~ at 20.7.06 © 1 comments


7.19.2006

electrolux :: pronto cordless stick vacuum cleaner! i want green or white. i LOVE vacuum cleaners! i loathe cords. i know i have a vacuum cleaner, but i want one of these too. it's supposed to be lightweight + powerful.

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.7.06 © 0 comments




design for dreaming :: fifties futuristic fantasy of fashions, cars + kitchens
i LOVE this! slow hokey start, but amazing movie. take a peek!

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.7.06 © 1 comments




electrolux sixties graphic fridge with computer attendant looks coool...
via
apartmenttherapy

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.7.06 © 0 comments




annabella baby has baby stationery + tooth fairy kits. this adorable little girl is going to be on some of their upcoming offerings.
via i *heart* paper

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.7.06 © 0 comments


7.17.2006

pink panther :: psychedelic pink :: 1968 :: groovy!

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.7.06 © 1 comments


7.16.2006




theme building :: los angeles airport :: built 1961 :: googie style architecture
via mrbalihai

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.7.06 © 2 comments




my bigger picture prints "design your own" wallpaper + photo gifts.
(update: an apartment therapy reader suggests gallery street too)
via swissmiss

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.7.06 © 1 comments




silent light phone sensor is perfect for when your baby is napping.

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.7.06 © 1 comments



put the ingredients into the ice cream ball + play ball for 20 minutes til its done

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.7.06 © 0 comments


7.10.2006










anuncios antigos :: 1960's ads

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.7.06 © 6 comments


7.09.2006

"adidas began being sold in north america in 1968, + the adidas gazelle was one of the first styles to be featured. adidas dominated the market in the 1970's with athletic clothing, as well as shoes. it was at this time that the company collaborated with ski instructor + fashionista carlo gruber, to design a colorful ski + après-ski collection. adidas has recently re-issued this line, with great success." expo lounge
i ate a lot of these. there wasn't much meat. what's that sugar bowl for?

by ~mod*mom~ at 9.7.06 © 2 comments


7.06.2006
time again to go to lemonland. check your lemons or your squeeze's.
it's been 2 1/2 weeks since my mastectomy + lymph node surgery. my arm is messed up. the nerves + muscles are cut. i can't believe the pain + numbness + the extent of it. it's down to my elbow + around the back of my shoulder + from the arm pit almost to my waist.

next monday, i start physical therapy to prevent permanent "frozen" shoulder. then i meet with a radiation oncologist who will tell me what's going to happen during my 6-week course of daily radiation. i hear it makes you feel exhausted + burned + softens your rib bones. so on that cheery note, check yourself + find anything early, so you don't have to go through all this. i can't count how many tests i've had on my body + i have heart failure from the chemotherapy, which can be avoided if you find cancer early. i have radioactive heart tests monthly now. mod*tot tells her baby dolls she's going to the doctor to check her boobies. it's cute to hear her. she's knows it's important to check her breasts, but sad that her mommy is always going to the doctor .

kidshealthgalaxy is a great place to educate kids about hospitals + iv's if they or someone they know has to go to the hospital or have chemotherapy. i hope it made it a lot less scary for her that i had to go to the hospital + to visit me there.

by ~mod*mom~ at 6.7.06 © 2 comments


7.04.2006


face visor , solar shade, mega visor mania.
i saw a mom wearing a big visor at a playground a few months ago. then a few weeks later, i spotted drivers on the freeway wearing them. i became obsessed with finding one to buy. finally, my husband saw a lady a couple of weeks ago + she directed him to a korean store + i got me one! it's great. it's like big sunglasses + sun protection + mystery. my husband loves it especially for driving.

walgreen's is supposed to start carrying them. by the way, walgreen's has a great health library, with excellent videos. i watched how breast cancer travels through the lymphatic system. gross, but informative.

by ~mod*mom~ at 4.7.06 © 2 comments